Press Room

After years of grassroots organizing, Connecticut will finally catch up to our neighbors – Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey – who have already passed a $15 minimum wage.
The $15 for CT Coalition congratulated House Democrats today after the Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
"Every worker in this state has the right to a safe and healthy workplace," said Ron McLellan, chair of the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Committee.
UFCW and Stop & Shop contract expired on Saturday with the company refusing to honor their employees’ value and worth.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and SEIU Local 1199NE made the following statements in response to Gov. Lamont’s budget address.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education endorsed the following candidates for the special election.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Board elected Sal Luciano to serve as President at their meeting on Friday. Luciano, previously the Executive Vice President and former Executive Director of Council 4 AFSCME, was elected at a special meeting following Lori Pelletier’s resignation in November.

Three frontline workers will join an American democracy expert & a Waterbury faith leader to hold an “Alternatives to Austerity” budget presser on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM.
We applaud Gov. Lamont and the legislature for recognizing the severity of the problem facing our unpaid federal workers during the shutdown and quickly creating a no-interest loan program.
Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve.